The 20th Anniversary of World Book Day was celebrated at QEGS with a variety of activities throughout the week. Here, some of the Library Assistants involved share their experiences with you.
Monday 27th February - all forms received their WBD £1 book voucher in registration
Monday 27th February - World Book Day Quiz
On Monday, the week of World Book Day, we wrote a quiz based on: books, characters, authors etc. We handed the quizzes out to anyone who walked into the library. People who decided to do the quiz had the whole of their lunchtime to complete the activity; it could have been taken out the library, but it had to be handed in by the end of lunch. There were 10 questions to complete and the questions were about specific books/characters/authors. We gave out the prizes to our quiz winners, who were Iffat Zareen and Lucy Robertson both of 7J, whose prizes were the choice of a book, a packet of crisps and a packet of sweets.
By Sophie Willis and Kate Munnelly 7J
Tuesday 28th February - LED whole school assembly
At the beginning of the World Book Day assembly, a song from Matilda (the musical) was played while we entered the hall. This linked to the topic of the assembly and reading as the author of the book which the musical was based on was then mentioned. We were told Roald Dahl wrote several children's classics that the majority of the people in the hall had read. Mrs Divers explained that the link from Matilda to World Book Day, other than the fact that Matilda was a book, is that Matilda is able to escape into a world of her own through reading. She explained that we could all enjoy reading and all use it as a means of enjoyment and should all enjoy the time we spend reading.
By Zoe Williams 9C
The Spring concert was a great finale to a busy music-making term. The wind band, orchestra, flute choir, string ensembles and the 4 choirs provided a wide range of music from Renaissance through to 2000s pop including Colonel Bogey's March, Price Tag, Satin Doll and Crazy for Cartoons. The students worked really hard with the music department staff and put on an excellent performance!
On the 15th of March, 32 of our enthusiastic Year 9 Art students visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a day of hands on making inspired by the incredible sculptures found in the park.
We were very fortunate with the weather and students received a guided tour from one of the parks resident artists and created work in both paper and clay mediums as we toured the grounds. Students were also treated to a viewing of the new Tony Cragg exhibition which had only opened this month.
Students were impeccably behaved, our guide was very impressed with our student’s knowledge and understanding of sculptural techniques as well as their own insights of what they thought the work represents.